Friday, May 18, 2012

I'm lost...

...somewhere between New Tristram and Caldeum.

You see, just like everyone else, I've been playing Diablo III.

I'm one of those who never played Diablo, probably because I wasn't really playing much more than Sims at the time Diablo II came out. Don't get me wrong. I don't have my head in the sand. I just never thought it would be something I would like. I had it in my head that it was a Heaven vs Hell / Good vs Evil game. Which I guess it is. But when I think of such things it reminds me of my Catholic upbringing, and I didn't want to go there.

Now, having played a bit of Diablo III, I can't believe I never tried Diablo II. This is right up my alley. I love the dark themes. The slaying of undead and demons. And Tyrael is remarkably not as holier-than-thou as I thought an angel would be. Perhaps the loss of his wings helped some.

The farthest I've gotten so far is a little ways into Act II, with a Monk named Amaranth that I am playing with my partner's Barbarian. We make a pretty awesome team.

My solo character for when he is not around is a lovely Demon Hunter named Melanthe. She's only level 9, and not yet done with Act I. I'm taking her slow because she is perhaps my prep for trying Hardcore mode. Which would have already been a failure for her, as I think she has died a few times already.

So we may be light on vignettes around here until my Diablo craze has run its course. But I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Finding Sparky

The metallic smell and crackle of electricity surges through the air on the beach. Tiresya drops the imp's tiny hand and moves her head as though looking around, as if this will help her to see and understand what is happening. In an urgent whisper she says, "What's that, Zig?"

The imp responds in his casual manner, "Umm... I think I know why they call him Sparky."


"Errmm... Duck, miss."

"What? Why?"

As the sound of the electric energy grows louder the imp's voice becomes more urgent, "Just do it. Duck now!" 

She just barely ducks in time for the bolt of lightning to surge over her head. She yells, "What was that?!"

"Miss, do you still have the fish and the leash?" the imp asks calmly.

"What does that have to do with anything?! What is attacking us?" 

"Errrr, Sparky is."

"What? How is a cat casting electrical energy?"

"Umm..." He pauses in thought, "Static electricity?"

She sighs, exasperated with the situation. "Fine. What do you want me to do?"

"Just set the fish in front of you on the ground and back away, just enough distance to lasso him with the leash. I'll give you the signal when he's at the fish."

She does as he asks, and as she waits for the signal she hears a strange noise.


"What... was... that?"

"Errrr, I think that was a meow, Tir. I don't think this is a very healthy cat. Maybe hasn't eaten in a while?"

"Is he going for the fish?"

"Yes! Now! Get him!"

She winds up and manages, either through luck or magic, to snare the creature perfectly. As the leash encircles the creature's neck it instantly calms and walks closer to the undead woman. She kneels and reaches a hand out to pet it.

"Umm... Miss, I wouldn't do that. He doesn't sound well. I don't want you to get sick."

She nods and backs away.

The murloc slurps up the fish and lets out a contented sound, "Mrrrrhhhllll."

The imp smiles and grabs the woman's hand, "Let's get him back to the man at the inn."

She frowns, considering the noises she has heard. "It doesn't really sound like a cat, but I can't quite place what that noise is, although I feel as though I have heard it before..." she thinks aloud.

The imp squeezes her hand. "It's just a sick cat, Tir. Let's get him home so he can get better."

Saturday, May 5, 2012

April 2012 Search Terms

Azerothian Vignettes -
*Bells and whistles* *Balloons and confetti* Why, yes, this is. You found it. You've come to the right place.
 Does Jaina die in Mists of Pandaria? -
I don't have the answer to this one, but I did speculate early after that first huge information dump. I'd like to think that Blizzard wouldn't kill off one of the few truly strong female characters in the game, but... only time will tell.
 Falling in the water with waders -
I can only assume that this search brought you to my post about fishing. I'm guessing this wasn't what you were looking for, as last I checked Ama was not prone to falling into the water she is fishing in. She's an agile Night Elf, for goodness sake!
 her movements and -
I'm not sure what you were expecting to get with this one, and I have no idea how it landed you here. Perhaps it is related to my little spoof on the song, "Moves like Jagger?" 
Stupid rat -
Again, no idea on this one. I don't think I've written a thing about rats. I did, however, write a little blurb about another type of rodent. Although I doubt it will help.

All in all not a bad turnout for such a new blog. Although I doubt very few of these searchers found any help here. Mine is a playful blog for silly stories and fun, not really meant for those seeking information.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My First Transmogrification

We interrupt your regularly scheduled vignette to bring breaking transmogrification news!

I have created my very first transmog set for my primary character, Amaranthine. It is missing matching shoulders and belt, and it isn't the set I really wanted, but it is a step in the right direction.

She's wearing: Gypsy Tunic, Gypsy Trousers, Vindicator's Leather Moccasins, Ravager Hide Gloves, and Ogre Mage Staff.

Any suggestions on how to fill in the missing belt and shoulders would be greatly appreciated, as I am just running with them un-transmogged at this point. I've been scanning through gear lists, and so far have my eyes on the Spaulders of Reclamation for the shoulders, but that means running through Sunwell Plateau, and well, I'm just not sure I'm that lucky. Not to mention they are rather a bit showy for this simple outfit. My few readers, please tell me, what do you think?